Advance Your Skills in Note-taking for Interpreters

SKU#: 37 Note-Taking Skills
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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A step-by-step guide on adapting conference interpreting note-taking techniques to community and medical interpreting based on the Rozan method, symbols and abbreviations.

All course content is presented in English, with multiple opportunities to practice all your working languages.  That makes the program perfect for interpreters who speak or sign ANY language.

Course length: 2 hours  

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused.  If you need more time to complete your course, 90 day extensions are available so you are able to complete your training! Your progress in the course will not be lost and you will be able to continue where you left off. Please contact the 7C staff at for an updated cost to extend access to your course. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 2 CCHI CE hours (Performance-Based)
  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
  • Washington State Department of Social Health Services: 2 DSHS CECs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Washington State Court Interpreter Program: 2 CEUs
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Take effective notes using a simplified version of Rozan’s 7-step note-taking method adapted for community and medical interpreting.
  • Practice three effective techniques for note-taking: symbols development, time notations and abbreviation systems.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Michelle Gallagher, MA
  • 13 interactive exercises (including a take-your-baseline exercise)
  • 1 handout on sample symbols and abbreviations
  • 2 handouts on how to develop symbols and abbreviations in note-taking
  • 2 subject matter handouts (for an exercise): medical, educational, human
  • A clear introduction to the 7 steps of the Rozan method
  • A video demonstration of professional note-taking
  • 2 self-assessment exercises
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Understand that note-taking is a necessity for interpreters.
  • Know how to take notes while you interpret!
  • Enhance your accuracy.
  • Interpret longer without interrupting.
  • Look and feel more professional and confident.
  • See how note-taking supports the entire process of interpreting.
  • Be able to use symbols to enhance your memory and speed.
  • Know the Rozan method—making you a more “professionally literate” interpreter.
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